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Robert Stacy and Alice M. Edwards Lindsay papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 5951

Scope and Contents note

The collection includes journals, ledgers, photographs and ephemera. The journals documenting work and family life, activity in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, and involvement in the Midvale, Utah community.


  • 1890-1948


Conditions Governing Access note

Open for public research.

Conditions Governing Use note

It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain any necessary copyright clearances. Permission to publish material from Robert Stacy Lindsay and Alice M. Edwards Lindsay journals and family papers must be obtained from the Supervisor of Reference Services and/or the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Board of Curators.

Biographical History

Robert Stacy Lindsay (1872-1948) was elected mayor of Midvale from 1920-1921. He worked in mills and concentration camps.

Robert Stacy Lindsay was born on February 8, 1872, in Heber, Utah. On December 21, 1899, Robert S. Lindsay married Alice M. Edwards in the Salt Lake Temple. He lived in Park City for a number of years where he worked with the Marsac mill and later the Daily West mill. Later, he was transferred to Midvale to work at the concentration plant. Robert S. Lindsay was elected Mayor of Midvale from 1920 to 1921. Robert Lindsay had seven daughters: Francis, Cora, Fern, Roberta, Emogene (Emma Jean), Clarissa, and Cleo. Robert S. Lindsay died at age 76 on March 17, 1948, in a Salt Lake hospital.

Biographical History

Alice Matilda Edwards was born on April 15, 1879, in Mill Creek, Salt Lake, Utah, to Phillip Edwards and Mary Ann Simmons. She married Robert Stacy Lindsay in the Salt Lake Temple on December 21, 1899. She died on July 27, 1953, in West Jordan, Utah.


5 boxes (2.5 linear ft.)

Language of Materials



The Robert Stacy Lindsay and Alice M. Edwards Lindsay journals and family papers consist of the journals, ledgers, papers and photographs of Robert S. Lindsay from 1890 to 1948 and one journal from Alice M. Lindsay from 1932 to 1933.

Arrangement note

The collection is divided into two series: I. Robert Stacey Lindsay records and papers, 1890-1948; II. Alice M. Edwards Lindsay journal, 1932-1933.

Other Finding Aids note

A more detailed finding aid is available at the repository.

Custodial History note

Donated by Marissa Johnson, great-granddaughter of Robert S. Lindsay.

Immediate Source of Acquisition note

Donated; Marissa Johnson.

Appraisal note

19th Century Mormon and Western Manuscripts.

Processing Information note

Processed; Jordan E. Smith, student manuscript processor; 2008.

Register of Robert Stacy and Alice M. Edwards Lindsay papers
John M. Murphy, curator
October 2007
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
Script of description
Language of description note
Finding aid written in English in Latin script.

Repository Details

Part of the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Repository

1130 HBLL
Brigham Young University
Provo Utah 84602 United States